Last night, Danny and I had our date night at California Pizza Kitchen.
First, we dropped the kids off by my mom’s house. She had freshly baked cookies when we got there. It’s pretty hard to turn down freshly baked cookies. So, I ate one…or three. Damn.
From there we headed to California Pizza Kitchen. We got there early enough that it wasn’t very busy. I hate crowds and waiting, so I get everywhere early. I am only 30, and I am already getting those early bird specials.
We started out with Mediterranean focaccia bread, and then ordered pizzas. Danny had the BBQ chicken minus the onions, and I had the Hawaiian BBQ pizza – red onions, gouda cheese, BBQ sauce, and pineapple.
The pizzas were delicious. They are a pretty big size, and we probably could have gotten by just sharing one… since I ate so many cookies and was full after half the pizza. I just wish that CPK had a pizza and salad combo. There were a few salads that I wanted to try but still wanted pizza.
We were way too full for dessert. That always happens. I look so forward to dessert, then I’m too full to order it…but don’t worry we got dessert later.
We walked around the stores nearby for a bit, and then we headed back towards my mom’s house. I wanted a dessert but wasn’t in the mood for anything cold (those darn Crest white strips make my teeth ache sooooo bad). So, we stopped at Mariano’s grocery store to check out their bakery. Good decision.
Danny got a red velvet cupcake, and I got a piece of peanut butter cheesecake. They were both delicious, but we didn’t finish those either. What’s happening to us!?
After that we went back to my mom’s house to pick up the kids. We had a nice date night and ate delicious food. Did I maybe eat a little bit more than I planned on? Yes. Is today a new day? Yes.
- BootCamp – 60 minutes
- 1.32 miles treadmill, walked
We stopped by my dad’s house last night after we picked up the kids, and we didn’t get home until after 11pm. When we got home, we stayed up until midnight watching CSI and eating our leftover pizza. So, when I woke up at 7am this morning, I wasn’t really feeling all that awesome – just tired.
I decided that I would go to the gym and just walk on the treadmill. But when I got to the gym at 8am, every single person coming into the gym was going to BootCamp (today’s cardio potluck choice), so I decided that BootCamp must be the cool place to go, and I changed my nice slow walking on the treadmill to BootCamp.
I’m glad that I did – after a five-minute warm-up, I was ready to go! I haven’t been to Boot Camp in a long time, so it was nice to do something different, and the class just flew by because it’s so much different stuff than I’m used to doing.
I talked to the instructor for a while after class. She was one of the Biggest Loser instructors, and I don’t see her often because she teaches the night classes, and I usually go to the day classes.
She asked if I was doing anything with my group exercise instructor certification yet. No, no I’m not.
I’ve haven’t talked about it in a while, but I did get certified to teach group exercise last year. To be honest, I am a little bit uncomfortable leading in a group setting. I’m used to taking the classes, not being the one teaching the class. And when I got my certification, I was 30 pounds heavier, so I didn’t feel comfortable with myself. But I knew I wanted to do something fitness related.
When my new gym opens later this year and will be hiring, I hope to be a certified personal trainer. I think I would be more comfortable with one on one training, and maybe ease into group instruction. I also felt for a long time that I had to “look the part.” If I wasn’t comfortable with my own body, how could I show people to be comfortable with theirs.
I plan on getting my certification through NETA where I have my group exercise certification from. I also have the NASM textbook because I studied that for a while. I do plan on ordering the study material, I just keep putting it off because basically I’m scared. Scared of what? Of not looking the part? Or failing? Of being overwhelmed? Once I bite the bullet and do it, I know I’ll feel a lot better. I was scared to get my group exercise certification, but when I passed the test with flying colors, I was so proud of myself.
We shall see what life brings!
- What was the best thing that you ate this weekend?
- Would you rather teach group exercise or train someone one on one?
- What would you look for in a personal trainer? Ever been to one?